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June 26, 1989
Former San Diego State Olympians LaTanya Sheffield and Ramona Pagel won their events Sunday in an international track and field meet in Villeneuve D'Asq, France. Sheffield won the women's 400-meter hurdles in 56.41 seconds. Pagel won the women's shotput with a toss of 60-feet 10 3/4 inches, more than eight feet farther than France's Martine Jean Michel (52-5 1/4). BOWLING Jess Stayrook of San Diego rolled a perfect 300 in his first game and is in second place after the first round of the Professional Bowlers Assn.
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August 9, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Rob Sheffield is the kind of true-blue music nerd who'll pause his latest memoir - one with a subtitle promising a book about "the rituals of love & karaoke" - to address the important topic of Rod Stewart. Not how much he loves Rod Stewart, exactly, nor which of Stewart's songs is the most fun to sing at karaoke. (Duh: "Love Touch. ") Rather, Sheffield's chapter on the singer, called "Hot Legs," examines in great detail Stewart's merry progression from "a rambling rock & roll rogue" to "an L.A. roué trapped in [a]
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SPORTS
May 14, 1989
Fan violence during and after a soccer game in London resulted in 25 arrests and 16 being hospitalized for minor injuries, shattering a month of calm after the Sheffield stadium tragedy. Fans from Birmingham and Crystal Palace clashed on the field early in the game, resulting in 17 arrests. Another eight were arrested after the game when they vandalized buses parked near the stadium, police said. The incident was the first significant case of crowd violence in England since 95 fans died when they were crushed against a fence at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield April 15.
SPORTS
August 12, 2011 | Grahame L. Jones, On Soccer
Sea gulls, snails, bikinis and diamonds. You have to wonder what the good folk in Sheffield, England, would have thought of soccer today. It wasn't anything like this when they drew up the rules of the sport 153 years ago. Certainly, Victorian eyebrows would have been raised to record highs. Speaking of which, among the summer's many odd and unusual happenings on and off the pitch was the sale at auction in London of soccer's original rule book. The handwritten tome was penned in 1858 by the founders of Sheffield FC, the world's oldest soccer club.
TRAVEL
September 13, 1987 | Bill Peeples
Last spring I came upon a reference in Jerry Hulse's Travel Tips to the English Experience, which is a sponsor of Arthur and Avril Meakin's English Literature summer schools based in Sheffield. After meeting with Daphne Sturrock of the English Experience, I decided to enroll and cannot recommend it highly enough for anyone really desiring to know England by staying for two weeks with hand-chosen families. You study literature informally with professors from the University of Sheffield, travel and hike about northern England, visit homes and environs of the Brontes, Wordsworth, Byron and Lawrence, to name a few. A trip to Stratford is included.
NEWS
February 23, 2001 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Calling the Dodgers "liars" and ending hope of reconciliation, Gary Sheffield blasted Chairman Bob Daly on Thursday, reaffirming his desire to be traded as soon as possible. The left fielder, who says he will report to Dodgertown today, said that the Dodgers have misled the public, resulting in unfair backlash against him nationwide. Sheffield reiterated recent comments that he did not demand to be traded or given a lucrative contract extension, saying the Dodgers created that perception to cover their mishandling of his request to become a "lifetime Dodger."
NEWS
April 19, 1989 | From Associated Press
Soccer fans kicked and harassed police as the officers tried to rescue victims of the Sheffield stadium disaster, a Conservative lawmaker charged Tuesday as the government officially began its inquiry into Britain's worst sports disaster. During the night, the death of a 14-year-old boy pushed the number of fatalities to 95. Police have been sharply criticized for their handling of crowd on Saturday at Hillsborough Stadium, where the deaths occurred just minutes into a semifinal league championship match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest.
NEWS
May 16, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
A telephone call during the 1982 Falklands War by the captain of the British frigate Sheffield prevented it from operating its anti-missile defenses against an Exocet missile attack by an Argentine warplane that sank the ship with the loss of 20 crewmen, the Defense Ministry said Thursday.
TRAVEL
May 14, 2000
Susan Spano brings up an interesting point about the worldwide syndication of the "Baywatch" TV series and its influence on the image of American women ("Picturing American Women Through the Eyes of the World's 'Baywatch' Fans," Her World, May 7). While backpacking through Ireland this spring, I came across a small group of young, jovial Italians. After I told them where I was from, they immediately shouted two things in perfect harmony: "Sunset Boulevard" and "Baywatch babes." Then, again, a few days later in a Dublin pub one blurry night, I came across a young woman from Sheffield, England, who, after I told her of my origins, exclaimed: 'Do you know Pamela Anderson Lee?
ENTERTAINMENT
May 1, 1985 | RICHARD CROMELIN
With its electronic clamor and confrontational attitude, Cabaret Voltaire appears to be a quintessential representative of England's fertile, anything-goes post-punk era. So it's surprising to realize that the group--which started as a trio and is now a two-man operation--actually got its start 11 years ago, during one of rock's most barren periods.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 2010 | By Oscar Villalon, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Talking to Girls About Duran Duran One Young Man's Quest for True Love and a Cooler Haircut Rob Sheffield Dutton: 274 pp., $25.95 I hate the '80s. I'm not saying I hate the days of my youth, but I hate burnished nostalgia for an era in which I just happened to have been a teen. "The Breakfast Club" and "Pretty in Pink" did not change my life; I really liked "The Joshua Tree," but I never wanted to dress like the guys in U2. And "The A-Team" and "Knight Rider"? Catchy theme music, but I'll be damned if I ever meditated on either once I hit 15. Whether you long for those days — or ironically pine for them to the point where maybe you're not being ironic after all — may play a great part in your enjoyment of Rob Sheffield's book "Talking to Girls About Duran Duran."
SPORTS
October 18, 2009 | Associated Press
Texas Tech 31, at No. 15 Nebraska 10: Steven Sheffield passed for a touchdown and ran for another in his first road start, and the Red Raiders (5-2, 2-1) jumped out fast to upset the Cornhuskers (4-2, 1-1). Sheffield, who passed for 490 yards and seven touchdowns in his debut as the starter against Kansas State last week, was nearly perfect early, completing 14 of his first 16 passes against the Cornhuskers. at No. 16 Oklahoma State 33, Missouri 17: Hubert Anyiam filled in for ineligible All-American Dez Bryant with 10 catches, a career-high 119 yards and the go-ahead touchdown as the Cowboys (5-1, 2-0)
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October 18, 2009 | Mike Hiserman
You think Texas Tech quarterbacks Steven Sheffield and Taylor Potts know the old Wally Pipp - Lou Gehrig story? Pipp was the New York Yankees first baseman who sat out a game with a headache, opening the door for Gehrig, who took his job away and went on to establish a record streak for playing in consecutive games. Potts sat out the Red Raiders' Oct. 10 game against Kansas State because of a concussion he suffered the previous week against New Mexico. And all Sheffield did in his place was pass for 490 yards and seven touchdowns.
SPORTS
April 18, 2009 | Associated Press
Gary Sheffield joined the 500-home-run club Friday night, and Luis Castillo drove in the winning run with a two-out single in the ninth inning, giving the New York Mets a 5-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. Ryan Braun hit a three-run homer to give Milwaukee a 4-3 lead in the sixth before Sheffield connected against Mitch Stetter, who was facing his first batter in relief of Dave Bush.
SPORTS
April 4, 2009 | Associated Press
One home run shy of 500, Gary Sheffield reached a contract agreement with the New York Mets on Friday, three days after he was released by the Detroit Tigers. Just hours before opening their ballpark Friday night with an exhibition game against Boston, the Mets made another splash by acquiring the outspoken Sheffield. He is expected to be in New York today and the deal is contingent on passing a physical, General Manager Omar Minaya said.
SPORTS
April 1, 2009 | Staff And Wire Reports
The Detroit Tigers released nine-time All-Star Gary Sheffield on Tuesday, leaving him without a team as he closes in on becoming the 25th player to reach 500 home runs. The World Series champion Philadelphia Phillies, however, quickly called the slugger to see if there was a fit. "I wouldn't say I'm shocked, but I am surprised," Sheffield told the Oakland (Mich.) Press. "To do this when somebody is one home run away . . . "I don't know how to react to it."
SPORTS
March 10, 2004 | From Associated Press
Gary Sheffield got a thumb's up from a hand specialist Tuesday and will return to spring training instead of having surgery to repair a torn ligament. The right fielder, who reinjured his thumb last weekend, was examined in New York by Dr. Melvin Rosenwasser. Sheffield immediately headed back to Tampa, Fla., and will resume playing later this week.
SPORTS
January 18, 2002 | Associated Press
Gary Sheffield arrived in Atlanta wearing earrings in both lobes--a no-no when he takes the field in a Brave uniform. "I have no problem taking 'em off," Sheffield said Thursday, beaming as he donned a Brave cap and jersey for the first time. Two days after being acquired from the Dodgers, Sheffield showed up at Turner Field to meet with team officials and introduce himself to a city he considers his second hometown.
SPORTS
August 5, 2008 | Ben Bolch, Times Staff Writer
The normal rules no longer apply at Dodger Stadium, and not just in terms of a certain player's yet-to-be-clipped dreadlocks. In the eighth inning Sunday, there was applause when Manny Ramirez lofted a pitch down the right field line. The cause for celebration? Nothing more than a ball that drifted into foul territory, keeping the at-bat -- and the chance for another memorable Manny moment -- going.
BOOKS
December 31, 2006 | Peter Terzian, Peter Terzian, a senior editor at Culture & Travel magazine, is a longtime critic and pop music aficionado.
I first encountered the writings of Rob Sheffield and Renee Crist in the "Spin Alternative Record Guide," a book of saucy, astute review-essays by Spin magazine contributors that became, for a generation of hipster music lovers, something akin to holy writ. Crist was a generous critic who championed the romantics-at-heart (Marshall Crenshaw, Everything but the Girl).
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